Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Embryonic Stem Cells

The Hormonal Regulation of Pluripotency and Embryogenesis

Edited by Craig Atwood

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States of America

Pluripotency is a prerequisite for the subsequent coordinated differentiation of embryonic stem cells into all tissues of the body. This book describes recent advances in our understanding of pluripotency and the hormonal regulation of embryonic stem cell differentiation into tissue types derived from the ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm.

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Embryonic Stem CellsThe Hormonal Regulation of Pluripotency and EmbryogenesisEdited by Craig Atwood

Published: April 26th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/589

ISBN: 978-953-307-196-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6430-2

Copyright year: 2011

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74830 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

31 Web of Science Citations

31 Dimensions Citations


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1. Embryonic Stem Cells and the Capture of Pluripotency

By Timothy J. Davies and Paul J. Fairchild


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2. Molecular Mechanisms of Pluripotency in Murine Embryonic Stem Cells

By Elisa A. Casanova, Kurt Bürki and Paolo Cinelli


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3. The LIF/STAT3 Pathway in ES Cell Self-renewal

By Hiroshi Koide and Takashi Yokota


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4. Effects of Recombinant Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF) on Functional Status of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells

By Ludmila M. Mezhevikina, Raushaniya R. Petrova, Marina P. Borisova, Olga Yu. Seraya and E.E. Fesenko


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5. Maintaining Embryonic Stem Cells and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

By Qiang-Sun Zheng, Dong-Bo Ou, Xiong-Tao Liu and Jing-Jing Guo


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6. The Function of Glycan Structures for the Maintenance and Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells

By Shoko Nishihara


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7. The Function of E-cadherin in ES Cell Pluripotency

By Kate Hawkins and Christopher M Ward


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8. Proteomic Analysis of Mouse ES Cells

By Akira Kurisaki, Yasuhiro Seki and Atsushi Intoh


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9. Molecular Biomarkers of Embryonic Stem Cells

By Takumi Miura, Akihiro Umezawa and Hidenori Akutsu


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10. Target Identification of MicroRNAs Expressed Highly and Regulated by Activin A in Human Embryonic Stem Cells

By Steven Shoei-Lung Li


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11. Smads – the Intracellular Hubs of Signalling in Regulation of Pluripotency and Differentiation of Stem Cells

By Dmitry A. Ovchinnikov and Ernst J. Wolvetang


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12. Determination and Regulation of ‘Stemness’ by MicroRNAs

By Kye-Seong Kim and Jaesang Kim


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13. Dynamic Changes in Gene Expression during Early Trophoblast Differentiation from Human Embryonic Stem Cells Treated with BMP4

By Toshihiko Ezashi, Bhanu Prakash V.L. Telugu and R. Michael Roberts


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14. Human Embryonic Stem Cells: A Model System for Delineating the Molecular Basis of Human Embryogenesis and Aging-related Diseases

By Craig S. Atwood and Sivan Vadakkadath Meethal


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15. Directed Differentiation of Mesendoderm Derivatives from Embryonic Stem Cells

By Miriam Gordillo, Ritu Kumar, Harma K. Turbendian and Todd Evans


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16. BNP is a Novel Regulator of Embryonic Stem Cell Proliferation

By Abdelalim, EM and Tooyama, I


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17. Non-classical Signalling Mechanisms in Stem Cells

By Alice Pébay, Hitesh Peshavariya, Raymond C.B. Wong and Gregory J Dusting


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18. Telomerase and Oxidative Stress in Embryonic Stem Cells

By Gabriele Saretzki


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19. Embryonic Neural Stem Cell Differentiation to Aldynoglia Induced by Olfactory Bulb Ensheathing Cell-Conditioned Medium

By Daniel Ortuño-Sahagún, Argelia E. Rojas-Mayorquín, Antoni Camins and Mercè Pallàs


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20. Dopaminergic Neurons Derived from Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Neural Progenitors: Biological Relevance and Application

By Young, A. and Stice, S.L.


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21. Dopaminergic Differentiation Potential of Neural Precursor Cells Derived from Embryonic Stem Cells

By Gilda Guerrero-Flores and Luis Covarrubias


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22. A Rational Approach to Inducing Neuronal Differentiation in Embryonic Stem Cells

By Tadahide Furuno and Mamoru Nakanishi


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23. ESC Cardiac Differentiation and Applications

By Nasser Aghami and Hananeh Fonoudi


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24. Chemicals Regulating Cardiomyocyte Differentiation

By Hideki Uosaki and Jun K Yamashita


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25. Embryonic Stem Cells as a Model System to Elucidate Early Events in Cardiac Specification and Determination

By Gabriella Minchiotti, Cristina D’Aniello, Roberto Ronca, Laura Gualandi and Patrizia Dell’Era


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26. Differentiation, Characterization and Applications of Human Embryonic Stem Cell –Derived Cardiomyocytes

By Mari Pekkanen-Mattila, Erja Kerkelä and Katriina Aalto-Setäla


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27. Recent Advances in Controlling Cardiacmyoctye Differentiation from Embryonic Stem Cells

By Dong-Bo Ou, Qiang-Sun Zheng, Yong He, Di Zeng and Ji-Wei Teng


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28. Oxytocin as an Inducer of Cardiomyogenesis

By Jolanta Gutkowska and Marek Jankowski


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29. Impact of Reactive Oxygen and Reactive Nitrogen Species for Stem Cell Mobilization, Function and Cardiovascular Differentiation

By Heinrich Sauer and Maria Wartenberg


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30. ES Cell Differentiation as a Model to Study Cell Biological Regulation of Vascular Development

By Kiyomi Tsuji-Tamura, Hiroshi Sakamoto and Minetaro Ogawa


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31. Direct Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells toward Osteoblasts and Chondrocytes through an Intermediate Mesenchyme Progenitor Lineage

By Basem M. Abdallah, Linda Harkness, Amer Mahmood and Moustapha Kassem


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32. From Pluripotent Stem Cells to Lineage-Specific Chondrocytes: Essential Signalling and Cellular Intermediates

By Naoki Nakayama and Katsutsugu Umeda


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33. Derivation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Human Embryonic Stem Cells

By Shelley E. Brown and Paul H. Krebsbach


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34. Generation of Thyrocytes from Embryonic Stem Cells

By Reigh-Yi Lin


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